In a week when I have celebrated Trove and the Western District newspapers we can look forward to in the new financial year, I will take you back to 1886 when the Colac Herald defined a newspaper.
This article, from almost 130 years ago, defines our reason to post for Trove Tuesday. As researchers, reading newspapers from a time when our ancestors relied on their existence for the characteristics listed by the Colac Herald, we gain an insight into life at another time, or “a bird’s-eye view of all the magnanimity and meanness, the joys and the griefs, one births and deaths, the pride and the poverty of the world…”
4 thoughts on “Trove Tuesday – What a Newspaper is…”
Totally love it … and it highlights the variety of things that you may well find in an old newspaper.
It is perfect. I’m glad I found it.
What a wonderful article! Someone had great sense and sense of humour as well! Thanks for sharing this fabulous point of view…
Thanks Celia. I’m glad you enjoyed it.